Are you free for lunch Friday? You can score free watermelon and donate teddy bears to a good cause.
In honor of National Teddy Bear Picnic Day, the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, will hold Picnic With a Purpose from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. You’ll get free watermelon samples from the N.C. Watermelon Association and meet Carmen Honeycutt, the 2015 Ms. North Carolina Watermelon Queen. You can also donate teddy bears to Turnaround Toys, which collects for children in need.
The grassy area will be open for picnicking, and there will be concession vendors if you need to buy something for lunch.